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Diane Venora is a Actor American born on 10 august 1952 at East Hartford (USA)

Diane Venora

Diane Venora
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Nationality USA
Birth 10 august 1952 (71 years) at East Hartford (USA)

Diane Venora (born August 10, 1952) is an American stage, television and film actress.

Venora graduated from the Juilliard School in 1977 and made her film debut in 1981 opposite Albert Finney in Wolfen. She won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1988 film Bird directed by Clint Eastwood. Her other films include, The Cotton Club (1984), Heat (1995), Romeo + Juliet (1996), The Jackal (1997), The Insider (1999) and Hamlet (2000).


Venora was married to cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak in 1980; the couple divorced in 1989. She quit show business in 1989 to spend more time with her daughter Madzia, then eight years old. During her hiatus, Venora lived in New York, teaching disadvantaged children and acting in an occasional play. In 1994, Venora and her daughter moved to Los Angeles.

Best films

The Jackal (1997)
The 13th Warrior (1999)
The Insider (1999)
Ironweed (1987)
Bird (1988)

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Filmography of Diane Venora (32 films)

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All Good Things, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films
Actors Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kristen Wiig, Philip Baker Hall
Roles Janice Rizzo
Rating62% 3.1478453.1478453.1478453.1478453.147845
In 1970s New York City, David Marks (Gosling), the son of a powerful real estate tycoon, marries a beautiful working-class student, Katie McCarthy (Dunst). Together they flee New York for country life in Vermont — only to be lured back by David's father (Frank Langella). Upon their return, they buy a beautiful apartment where Katie brings up the idea of having children, whereupon David implies he can't have any. They eventually buy a lake house out of town and Katie tells their new pregnant neighbor that she is expecting as well. Katie tells David, to which he responds by throwing a chair and breaking a shelf. David makes Katie have an abortion, which he misses while doing work for his father.
The Wish List, 1h25
Directed by Kevin Connor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Jennifer Esposito, David Sutcliffe, Richard Portnow, Mark Deklin, Diane Venora, Steve Monroe
Roles Brenda
Rating62% 3.1023953.1023953.1023953.1023953.102395
Sarah, trentenaire, désespère de rencontrer un jour l'âme sœur tellement elle est exigeante. Mais, dans le café du sémillant Fred, elle fait la connaissance d'Érik, charmant médecin qui a tout de l'homme parfait. Alors qu'elle débute une relation romantique avec Érik, Fred l'oblige à revoir ses critères de sélection et à placer l'amour en tête de liste...
Follow the Prophet, 1h31
Origin USA
Themes Films about religion
Actors Tom Noonan, Diane Venora, David Conrad, Steve Railsback, Annie Burgstede, R. D. Call
Rating61% 3.098473.098473.098473.098473.09847
On her 15th birthday Avery Colden (Annie Burgstede) discovers from her father (David Conrad) that she is to be given as a secret bride to the new Prophet (Tom Noonan) of a religious cult. She escapes with the help of Army Colonel Jude Marks (Robert Chimento) and a renegade female Sheriff (Diane Venora). When they find out that her younger sister is chosen to take her place as the secret bride they join forces to expose the truth that lies hidden in a town in Utah. Col. Marks calls in favors from the military and Washington but even that may not be enough to help them fight the deeply secretive cult.
The Ministers, 1h29
Directed by Franc. Reyes
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Documentary, Crime
Actors John Leguizamo, Florencia Lozano, Wanda De Jesus, Manny Perez, Diane Venora, Harvey Keitel
Roles Gina Santana
Rating44% 2.2107352.2107352.2107352.2107352.210735
Thirteen years after her father was slain and the only evidence left at the crime scene was a pamphlet for a secret shrouded religious order known as “The Ministers”, a New York City homicide detective sets out to discover the truth behind her father’s gruesome death, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Little Hercules
Genres Fantasy
Actors Elliott Gould, Robin Givens, Marc John Jefferies, Diane Venora, Hulk Hogan, Brooke Hogan
Roles Hera
Rating21% 1.0972151.0972151.0972151.0972151.097215
Petit Hercule quitte le mont Olympe pour aller vivre comme parmi les mortels à Los Angeles.
Stiletto (2008)
, 1h39
Directed by Nick Vallelonga
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Tom Berenger, Michael Biehn, Stana Katic, William Forsythe, D. B. Sweeney, Diane Venora
Roles Sylvia Vadalos
Rating48% 2.4047752.4047752.4047752.4047752.404775
Two crime lords, Virgil Vadalos (Berenger), a wealthy Greek mafia boss and an MS-13 leader meet in a bathhouse to discuss business. A woman appears in the room with a stiletto switchblade knife, and kills the MS-13 leader, before stabbing Virgil, leaving him for dead. Virgil survives, however, and orders his men and a corrupt LAPD detective to find the woman, whom he identifies as his lover, Raina (Katic). Virgil is puzzled by Raina's seemingly random attacks and seeks an explanation for her actions. Making things worse for Virgil is the disappearance of $2 million in cash. Virgil's two top henchmen—the intense Lee (Biehn) and scheming Alex (Forsythe)—dislike each other and suspect the other of being involved with the disappearance.
The Substitute, 1h33
Directed by Ole Bornedal
Origin Danemark
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Paprika Steen, Ulrich Thomsen, Raymond Cruz, Sofie Gråbøl, Sonja Richter, William Forsythe
Rating58% 2.9473352.9473352.9473352.9473352.947335
Un extra-terrestre prend possession du corps d'une femme puis devient professeur.
Touched (2006)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Jenna Elfman, Randall Batinkoff, Samantha Mathis, Bruce Davison, Diane Venora, Sam Anderson
Roles Carole Davis
Rating59% 2.9556452.9556452.9556452.9556452.955645
Scott mène une vie heureuse avec son fils jusqu'au jour où un terrible accident de voiture coûte la vie à ce dernier et plonge le père dans un long coma. Deux ans plus tard, Scott se réveille. Angela, une infirmière qui a veillé sur lui durant ces deux années lui annonce que son fils est mort. Bouleversé, il se rend compte qu'il n'a plus le sens du toucher et qu'il ne ressent plus rien... Mais Angela reste à ses côtés afin de l'aider dans cette terrible épreuve.
Self Medicated, 1h47
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Diane Venora, Noah Segan, Greg Germann, Michael Bowen, Matthew Carey, Kristina Anapau
Roles Louise
Rating57% 2.852392.852392.852392.852392.85239
On the edges of Las Vegas, 17-year-old Andrew’s life is spiraling out of control. Unable to cope with the loss of his father, Andrew’s descent into drugs and violence is gaining momentum, and the once promising young man is now headed for self-destruction (in what Variety calls “an especially blistering performance by Monty Lapica”).
Stateside (2004)
, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about virginity
Actors Rachael Leigh Cook, Jonathan Tucker, Agnes Bruckner, Val Kilmer, Joe Mantegna, Carrie Fisher
Roles Mrs. Hengen
Rating57% 2.897252.897252.897252.897252.89725
Dorri Lawrence (Cook) is an actress and singer who resides in Hollywood, California. She is an undiagnosed schizophrenic, which causes problems in her career. After another concert goes wrong due to her untreated disease, she is finally sent to get help for her schizophrenia.
Breaking Dawn, 1h24
Directed by Mark Edwin Robinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Kelly Overton, James Haven, Sarah-Jane Potts, Hank Harris, Edie McClurg, Kathryn Joosten
Roles Mother
Rating56% 2.801952.801952.801952.801952.80195
Dawn, a young medical student is charged with uncovering the murder of a mental patient's mother. The patient, Don, holds many secrets and disturbs Dawn with his insane ramblings. As Dawn continues to investigate the murder, she believes Don's paranoia is out of control at the mention of a menacing figure named Malachi. She begins to question whether Malachi exists when she is stalked by a mysterious figure or if her imagination and Don's craziness are affecting her judgement.
The Young Girl and the Monsoon, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Terry Kinney, Ellen Muth, Mili Avital, Tim Guinee, Diane Venora, Domenick Lombardozzi
Roles Giovanna
Rating55% 2.7641752.7641752.7641752.7641752.764175
The Young Girl and the Monsoon centers around a fraught relationship between father and daughter. Hank a 39-year-old photo-journalist (Kinney) has agreed to look after his 13-year-old daughter Constance (Muth) for several weeks, while his ex-wife goes on a holiday with her new husband. Hank has compartmentalized his life in such a way that his daughter doesn't know anything about his 26-year-old girlfriend, Erin (Avital). Suddenly Erin wants to marry Hank and have his children, but he can't cope and drops her.
Megiddo: The Omega Code 2, 1h44
Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Michael York, Michael Biehn, Diane Venora, R. Lee Ermey, Udo Kier, Franco Nero
Roles Gabriella Francini
Rating40% 2.0095552.0095552.0095552.0095552.009555
Stone Alexander is a quiet boy of about 7 years of age, whose mother has just given birth to his younger brother, David. During a party at his influential father's home, Stone is left alone with David, who is in his crib. As Stone stares into the fireplace, a fiery force shoots out and engulfs the boy, possessing him. Stone attempts to burn his baby brother, but David is saved by their nanny. Their father, Daniel (David Hedison), sends Stone away to a military academy for his education, under the guidance of General Francini (Franco Nero).
Hamlet (2000)
, 1h52
Directed by Michael Almereyda
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Films about royalty
Actors Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Murray, Diane Venora, Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles
Roles Gertrude
Rating58% 2.9495852.9495852.9495852.9495852.949585
A New York, en l'an 2000. Le président de la compagnie du Danemark Corporation a été retrouvé mort. Claudius, son jeune frère lui succède et épouse Gertrude, la veuve de son frère. Le jeune metteur en scène et fils du défunt président, Hamlet est dans un chagrin profond. Un soir il rencontre le fantôme de son père qui l'informe que Claudius est le responsable de sa mort, le jeune homme entre dans une immense colère et décide de venger le meurtre de son père. Mais pour avoir plus d'informations, décide de simuler la folie, ce qui causera la tristesse de sa fiancée, Ophélie, fille de Polonius.
Looking for an Echo, 1h37
Directed by Martin Davidson
Origin USA
Actors Armand Assante, Diane Venora, Edoardo Ballerini, Joe Grifasi, Tom Mason, Anthony Denison
Roles Joanne Delgado
Rating65% 3.28983.28983.28983.28983.2898
The lead singer of an oldies group reminisces about the good ol' days and a potential comeback.